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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Imported Cars & Light Trucks & Vans -> 1996-97 -> Charging System
Vehicle: 1996 KIA Sportage 2.0 L4 GAS

Use instructions provided with charging station. Follow these procedures to prevent charging station from being accidentally exposed to high-side vehicle system pressure:

  • Do no...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Kia -> Disc Brakes -> Tightening Specifications
Vehicle: 2004 KIA RIO RX-V 1.6 L4 GAS

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

Kia -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> Optima, Rio, Sephia & Spectra -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 2002 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

Normal Service

Replace every 60 months ...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 2000 KIA Sportage 2.0 L4 GAS

Front

  • Place transmission in neutral.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Mark relationship of components before removal.
  • Reference mark relationship of driveline to axle pinion yoke.
  • Remove yoke retainer bolts and yoke retainers from front axle pinion yoke.
  • Disconnect driveline from front axle pinion yoke.
  • Wrap bearing caps wit tape in order to prevent loss of bearing rollers. When removing driveline do not attempt to remove shaft by pounding on yoke ears our using a tool between yoke and universal joint or damage to injection joints may...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
Vehicle: 2006 KIA Optima LX 2.4 L4 GAS

Refer to Fig. for wirin...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 KIA Rondo LX 2.4 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground terminal first, then positive terminal.
  • Disconnect alternator connector, and remove cable from altern...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Kia -> 2004-09 Spectra & Spectra5 w/2.0L Engine
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 9,320 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open glove compartment to lower glove compartment down completely by re...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Kia -> Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) ->
Vehicle: 2008 KIA Spectra SX 2.0 L4 GAS

The MIL will be illuminated when the ignition switch is in the On position and the engine is not running. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If it remains lit, a diagnostic trouble code has been stored.On models less OBD II, after diagnosis and repair are complete, place ignition switch in off position, then clear stored diagnostic trouble codes by disconnecting the battery ground cable for at least 20 seconds. On models equipped with OBD II, following diagnosis and repair of the system, the lamp may be turned off using a suita...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 KIA RIO LX 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container. Remove radiator cap to speed draining.
  • Remove upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose.
  • On models with automatic transmissions, remove ATF (Automatic Transaxle ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Optima SX 2.7 V6 GAS

  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm counterclockwise, using a suitable tool to relieve tension...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Steering Column Diagram for 2004 KIA RIO  1.6 L4 GASSteering Column Diagram for 2004 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Combination Switch
  • Steering Wheel
  • Clockspring Assembly
  • Airbag Module
  • Housing
  • Body Components Diagram for 2008 KIA RIO5 LX 1.6 L4 GASBody Components Diagram for 2008 KIA RIO5 LX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Body Control Module
  • Hood Switch
  • Door Warning Switch
  • Front Door Switch
  • Rear Door Switch
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2006 KIA Optima LX 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 KIA Optima LX 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Body Control Module
  • Multi Function Switch
  • Tail Lamp
  • Side Marker Lamp Left Hand
  • Side Marker Lamp Right Hand
  • 2008 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • LH Rear Speaker
  • RH Rear Speaker
  • LH Front Door Speaker
  • RH Front Door Speaker
  • Audio
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: KIA REMANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROGRAM - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2004 KIA Spectra 1.8 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Document: KIA REMANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROGRAM - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2002 KIA Sportage 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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